Skills Bootcamps

Training Provider

Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks. They are available for adults aged 19 or over who are either in work or recently unemployed and live in England. Some Skills Bootcamps have additional eligibility criteria.

10 December 2021, Merlin Supply Chain Solutions was selected as a provider to deliver the Governments’s HGV driver skills bootcamps. Aimed at boosting the logistics sector the bootcamps allow new learners to acquire a range of HGV driving licences and allow existing drivers to achieve additional qualifiactions.

These courses will help you become a qualified heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver and get the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

If you’ve got a full car licence or medium-sized vehicle licence (category C1), these Skills Bootcamps will help you qualify to drive either:

A RIGID HGV (category C) – these are used for lots of commercial deliveries throughout the UK, some have loading access at the rear and sides as well as electronic tail lifts which makes them easier to load and unload

AN ARTICULATED LORRY (category C+E) – these have 2 parts (the cab and the trailer the cab is pulling) and are mainly used in long-distance haulage or for the movement of large volumes of items as well as bulky or heavy goods

Demand has been extremely high for Skills Bootcamps in HGV driving. Places may be limited for courses in some areas.

WHO CAN APPLY:
You are 19 or older
Have a full car (category B) driving licence

FREE SKILLS BOOTCAMPS:
The Skills Bootcamps are free, and include all of the costs for:
Getting a provisional licence, including your medical exam
Taking each of the 4 Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) tests, and one re-sit per test

BOOTCAMP TYPE:
Novice to Cat C and C+E
Existing CAT C upgrade to C+E

BOOTCAMP LOCATION:
Fareham
Kettering
Belper
Luton

DRIVER TRAINING

Apprenticeship training
Skills Bootcamp training
Cat C training
CAT C+E training
Mod 3a / Mod 3b
Driver CPC training

Full course list…

LEADERSHIP TRAINING

The Great manager
Introduction to coaching
Disciplinary and grievance situations
Personal productivity
Staff retention
Emotional intelligence

Full course list…

MERLIN SUPPLY CHAIN

Skills bootcamps
Apprenticeships
Mod 3a / Mod 3b
Supply staff
Full service agency…